EVENING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Many of the activities and events for the 2019 Focus on Book Arts conference are still being planned, so watch this space for up to the minute events and activities news. Some highlights include:
All attendees are invited to join us Tuesday evening in kicking off the 2019 conference at the Welcome Reception.
The Faculty-Staff Exhibit takes place at the Pacific University Library beginning on May 2 and continues through the FOBA Conference. Check out the Faculty-Staff Exhibit for more information.
The Artists’ Fair, which is replacing the Artists’ Shop from previous conferences, will take place on Thursday and Friday evenings in the Cawein Gallery. It is an opportunity for instructors and conference attendees to sell their handmade items to other conference participants and the public. Check the Artists’ Fair for more information.
J. HEWIT PRESENTATION: “A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE LEATHER MANUFACTURING PROCESS”
The aim of the presentation is to give an insight into the way J. Hewit & Sons produce their bookbinding leathers, by way of a virtual tour of their factory, using slide, diagrams, and movie clips. The presentation will take you through the leather whole production process from raw material to finished product.
VINTAGE PAPERS PRESENTATION: “MONEY FOR OLD ROPE; THE GOLDEN AGE OF PAPERMAKING”
This presentation is about the rise and fall of the handmade paper industry and why vintage handmade paper is a beautiful thing. William will talk about what he does, how the business works and why we need to value the craft of papermaking. A short film from 1937 and some beautiful old photos will accompany the talk.
The Trade Show vendors are selling materials, supplies and tools related to bookbinding and papermaking and decoration. This takes place on Friday and Saturday. Check the Trade Show for more information.
COLLEEN CAVIN FELLOWSHIP RAFFLE
This fundraising raffle starts on Tuesday and continues through Saturday evening, with the last of the raffle tickets are drawn at the Hospitality Night event. Raffle drawings happen at evening events throughout the conference.
Hospitality Night is held on Saturday night. It is a time for attendees to share what they have done in conference workshops and what they are doing in their own work, a time to network with others who are attending the conference, and a time to exchange mementos, pins, cards, etc., set up email exchanges, and share book arts activities. However, there is no selling at this event. The event is open to all conference participants.